The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 26 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 2.97% 0.93% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 3.03% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone region.

Qualifications Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 25.74% 30.84% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 10
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £72,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Maidstone region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Maidstone

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) QA Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP